Mensa — the society for the smartest 2 percent of people in the world — has inducted its youngest member, Adam Kirby, the United Kingdom's Express reports.

How old is he? Two years and five months. Adam, who's from London, was invited to join Mensa after showing his ability to read Shakespeare and comprehend Japanese, Spanish and French. On an IQ test, he scored 141, just four points shy of the genius category.

He stunned parents Dean and Kerry-Ann Kirby by spelling 100 words and mastering both his times tables and the periodic table of chemical elements.

Dean, a 33-year-old IT consultant from Mitcham, South London, said: “Adam’s abilities are outstanding. While most children are just learning to stand up or crawl, Adam was reading books. His development was mind-blowingly quick.

“We used to show him cards with the words hippopotamus and rhinoceros on them and he could identify the right animals most of the time.”


Read more at Express.

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